Once upon a time, I thought it was hokey to speak affirmations to myself. So if you’re in that camp, I just say, Just try it in the confines of your room. No one will know. And you’ll come to understand that hokey it is not.
I’ve come to understand that what I think is what I do.
So on that thought, I share a meditation podcast through mythoughtcoach.com that encourages me to think like the kind of parent I want to be:
“I’m a patient and loving parent. I am patient and loving to myself too.
I’m not bound in any way by my past, or by imperfect parenting that I may have received.
I am free to decide what kind of parent that I will be.
I completely and fully forgive my own parents for any pain for their own insecurities or unhealed issues
might have caused me.
I am guided to the perfect information and resources that I need in each given moment
that will help teach and train me to be a better parent.
Every day I am becoming a better person. Every day I am becoming a better parent.
I seek to bring all aspects of my life into harmony. The things in my life that are not serving me, I easily and effortlessly move away from them.
I am moving towards, and embracing more and more good each day.
I wake every morning with gratitude, especially gratitude for being a parent.
I am grateful for each of my children and the opportunities that each of them offers me to become more whole and more complete.
I am grateful for those unhealed parts of me that my children sometimes bring out of me, because the more I know about myself, the more quickly I can heal and improve.
My home is filled with light and love. I allow this light to flow through me, and in all that we do together.
My home is filled with laughter, with joy and with celebration.
I know that if I could see each of my children in their fullest potential I would stand in awe.
I choose, now, in this moment, to choose to have eyes to see them this way.
I take time outs whenever I need them to refocus on who I am becoming and to fill my mind and my heart with light.
I keep my mind firm and focussed on what I really want out of each situation. I know that what I really want is harmony, love and increasing relationships with each member of my family.
I am preparing my children to become healthy, happy, and capable adults.
I choose to see each of my children in their fullest potential and as I do, they begin to see themselves that way.
I focus on the good, and the best, and the unqiue in each of my children, and I am their biggest fan.
I discipline with love, never out of anger or rage. I follow all discipline with an outpouring of love.
There is never anything that my children could ever do that would make me love them less.
I seek guidance when I need it. And the best information and help comes to me effortlessly.
I am the perfect parent for my children. I am uniquely qualified with what they need most from a parent.
My value and worth as an individual is completely separate from my children’s successes, or failures.
I love being inside my own skin as a loving parent. It is an expression of my deepest and best self.
I am committed to my own emotional and physical health. And my healing directly impacts my joy as a parent.
I am not a victim of my circumstances. I am free to navigate my own course in parenting.
I forgive myself for all of the mistakes I have made as a parent.
Each mistake provides valuable information towards my own healing.
I look to great role models as I move forward as a parent.
I look to God, for guidance and direction. I know that my children are not my own.
I take time daily to fill deeply from the wells of truth that surround me.
I am cautious and selective about the materials that I allow into my mind and into my home.
My greatest joys are in the walls of my home. I find pleasure in the little things. And I smile and laugh freely.
I see each of my children as unique and one of a kind. I see within them their fullest potential.
I see myself as unique and one of a kind. I focus not on my past mistakes, but what I am becoming.
I believe in miracles and I expect them.”